Thank you for your time this evening at the Neighborhood Council Executive Committee meeting. I was pleased to present the Sustainability Committee's proposal to apply for the AIA Center for Communities by Design 2009 Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) Program. We will be meeting on Monday, November 3 to review the grant application and look forward to our presentation for approval at the Board of Directors Meeting on November 11 (dlanc.com). The RFP response is due in Washington, DC by Friday, November 14.
This will be a great opportunity to work with community partners as we develop the means for a more sustainable future. The Sustainability Committee agrees that we will benefit no matter the outcome of the application because we will develop materials to use for future applications. We hope to fairly represent our neighborhood so please send me any recommendations you have about recent developments and history of downtown. If you have any suggestions over the next few days as we prepare the application, I would appreciate your feedback. We are looking for letters of support from community partners that "demonstrate community support and participation" for a "broad base of community members."
Thank you for your support. I look forward to the final presentation of the grant application on Tuesday, November 11 for the Board's approval. I will forward the agenda items to you this week per the outcome of the Sustainability Committee meeting.
Here's more on the grant: http://www.aia.org/liv_sdat
cc: Sustainability Committee blog
Ashley Zarella, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA
Director, Area-Wide Work-Force, Private Sector
Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council, 2008-2010
Sustainability Committee Blog: http://downtownsustainability.blogspot.com/